Rated 1 out of
Fidelio app needs a fix
My wife offered me the dock as a present a week ago. The idea is great, the sound is perfect, but the Fidelio app is buggy and very slow. It disconnects suddenly during the night and then the alarm doesn't sound.
Why Philips is not fixing this app? The rating of this app in the Android market is only 2 stars! (and decreasing...). Please, Philips, talk with your engineers to fix this app.
Date published: 2012-02-18
Rated 4 out of
Philips realise people use Android
Philips obviously realised that not everybody uses Apple. This was the first Android radio I found and will probably last me a long time.
Date published: 2017-09-09
Rated 2 out of
Love the hardware, but crippled by heinous app
The hardware is actually quite nice, very sleek and attractive. However, the DockStudio app is horrendous.
It crashes frequently; doesn't properly overwrite the graphics on the screen, creating a jumble of menus and buttons; has some bizarre and inexplicable settings (lifestyle?) but lacks other settings that would be nice (setting your own clock background). The menus are confusing and unintuitive. And, worst of all, the app hogs memory and crashes often, and your alarm will not sound if the app crashes.
I do appreciate the fact that the hardware is very nice and the bluetooth connectivity is such that I can use the Fidelio as a generic bluetooth speaker for other music players and apps. It makes this purchase not a total wash.
I'm just hoping that soon Philips will update their terrible app so that it's sleek, shiny, and functional like their dock hardware.
Date published: 2013-07-12
Rated 1 out of
Good sound - VERY bad software :(
Software is very non-intuitive.
Even something simple like setting the clock display is difficult...
Why Internet radio? - this absorbs bandwidth & not everyone is on a phone 'plan' with unlimited bandwidth... why not build-in an old-fashioned FM-radio receiver chip?
Most of the clock & timer functions in fidelio are already on the home-screen of the android phone - why duplicate these?
At least it charges my phone and shows the time ...
I don't use any of the other 'features'
I would have liked FM-radio though ...
Date published: 2013-05-05
Rated 1 out of
Good sound TERRIBLE app
Come on Phillips, i bought this dock, the sound is really good but the App crash ALL THE TIME, could you PLEASE atualize it, and i will change completely my point of view, you dont need to do much thing, JUST DEBUG THE CRASHS and it will be fine.
About the Songbird and Fidelio, please put a option to not lock the screen while the apps are running, since the dock controls(mainly change music) are on the cell phone is terrible have to unlock the screen all the time.
The Bluetooth turn on everytime i put my cell phone on the dock(option) and this is perfect, but when i take my phone off would be good the bluetooth turn off
I know the design is relative restricted couse the fragmentation, but the cell phone could not be too high, this could be better, i dont know, maybe a "hole" to put it, i dont know.
Date published: 2013-05-09
Rated 4 out of
Great sound, a few quirks but a must-have for Android owners
Having migrated from the iPhone, a bedside do know for my new Samsung Galaxy S2 was something I hoped would appear, so when the Fidelio line of Android speaker docks appeared I was immediately interested, please both as an overnight charging system but also for listening to some tunes.
After looking at some of the larger models I settled for the cheapest - it seemed to offer what I was looking for and pre-Christmas I wasn't looking to spend a fortune.
Opening the packaging I was pleasantly surprised by the weight of the product and impressed with the overall feeling if quality. I was soon installing the Fidelio App, pairing with Bluetooth and enjoying some sounds.
First up: for a small mono speaker, and the As111 sounds really good. No, I its not going to win any What Hi-Fri awards but the sound is warm, friendly the bass surprisingly present and perfect for late night talk shows.
Next up: you may wish to play back your media library with this speaker dock but I no longer bother: the TuneIn App has turned me into an avid late nightInternet radio listener.
The Dock connector is a smart bit of engineering: being micro USB in neither has the size or the latching mechanism of an iPod/iPhone connector to offer that really positive 'your connected' feeling. But it is very adjustable and two rubber padded 'stabilisers' either side of the USB connector can be adjusted to make your phone sit steady.
Downsides: the Fidelio software, whilst not awful, could be a lot, lot better.. Whenever you plug in a micro USB device to your phone, the Fidelio App will think it is connecting to the speaker, turn on Bluetooth and spend the next few minutes trying to pair.
The clock brightness has three settings: way too bright, too bright and infinitely dim. The ring of orange LEDs on the base (the 'nightlight') looks cool but serves no purpose.
Lastly, the placement of controls on the top. Panel of the unit is illogical at best - certainly placing one BEHIND the dock was not the smartest move. A simple remote would have been better.
Overall I'm glad Philips made this speaker dock. It's a lot better than many iPhone docks I've had and hopefully as the improve the Fidelio App the functionality will improve too.
Date published: 2012-01-15
Rated 3 out of
Finally Alarm/Dock for Android (Needs Improving)
Works good on the Bluetooth. Sound performance is GREAT. Nite Lite little DIM. Not really a nite lite but more of a way to find it in the dark. BEWARE: You could have trouble if your phones charging jack (Micro USB) in on the TOP or Bottom of phone and it's not in the center. The unit is fairly adjustable but cant get my Samsung Showcase to stay put. Brackets. Sticky Pad would be great. Added a U-Shaped bracket and a small piece of rubber padding. Got CREATIVE. Problem Solved. Over all I'm happy:) It works with ANDROID not DiePhone :)
Date published: 2011-11-30
Rated 3 out of
I love the product idea, but I have the Thunderbolt and the way it is designed, the charging port is on the bottom left side and the phone tips over from its own weight thus disconnecting itself. It needs an additional couple of inches of adapter.
Date published: 2011-12-26